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LG Chem contest to find world’s ‘battery innovators’

LG Chem contest to find world’s ‘battery innovators’

An international contest to find the battery tech innovators of the future has been launched by South Korea’s LG Chem.

 

Australia pumped for first grid-scale compressed air storage facility

Australia pumped for first grid-scale compressed air storage facility

Amid the flurry of lithium-ion and virtual power plant projects in Australia, compressed air storage firm Hydrostor has quietly gained governmental approval to deliver a 5MW/10MWh compressed air energy storage facility in the country.

 

Latin America demonstrates region’s first V2G system with Nissan EV

Latin America demonstrates region’s first V2G system with Nissan EV

A vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project to test the ability of OEM Nissan’s LEAF electric vehicle to both charge and supply power to a building has begun in Santiago, Chile.

Hammond announces new additives to boost EFB performance

Hammond  announces new additives to boost EFB performance

As series of additives designed to increase the performance capabilities of enhanced flooded lead-acid batteries has been launched by US speciality chemical firm Hammond Group.

 

AI firm enters FTM meter energy storage market in US

AI firm enters FTM meter energy storage market in US

California-based Stem has teamed up with US private equity company Syncarpha Capital to build 28MWh of artificial intelligence-driven energy storage plus 26MW solar capacity in Massachusetts, US.

Georgia Power to own and operate 80MW ESS capacity to meet renewables goal

Georgia Power to own and operate 80MW BESS park

Power utility Georgia Power has been given the green light to charge ahead with plans to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage in the southeast US state.

Tata reveal plans for Indian gigafactory as government steps up EV goals

The Tata Group has reportedly pledged INR4,000 crore (US$600 million) towards building a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Gujarat, India.

 

CATL and Toyota finalise lithium-ion EV battery partnership

CATL and Toyota finalise lithium-ion EV battery partnership

China battery making giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) will supply lithium-ion batteries to Japanese vehicle OEM Toyota following confirmation of a partnership between the two firms on 17 July.

 

China rejects lead waste shipment in crackdown

China rejects lead waste shipment in crackdown

China has sent back a 150-ton shipment of sludge derived from recycled lead-acid batteries as part of its new policy to ban imports of global waste.

 

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